As outlined by the Department of Education and Training (DET) policy, the School Council is responsible for the educational policies of the college, the use of school buildings, the employment of ancillary staff and all financial matters.
School Councillors collaborate with the principal team, teaching and support staff, to make decisions that help realise the school’s vision, mission, philosophy and values.
They represent groups affected by council policies: parents, teachers, students.
Community members can also be co-opted to lend their expertise to decision making and problem solving.
School Council elections occur in March and are conducted in accordance with DET guidelines.
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The St Helena Secondary College School Council consists of:
- 5 parent representatives
- 4 DET representatives
- Karen Terry – Principal/Executive Officer
- 2 community representatives
- 2 student leaders
- 4 co-opted (non-voting)
The School Council generally meets every fourth Monday of the month.
All school community members are welcome to attend.
Meeting Schedule as per below.
Sub-committees of the School Council include:
- Education/Student Wellbeing
School Councillors can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Karen Terry – DET – Principal
Mr John Fecondo – Community – President
Ms Christy Phillips – DET
Mr Scott McLean – DET
Ms Anna Searman – DET
Ms Tania Blanksby – Parent
Ms Bianca Schoone – Parent
Ms Samantha Saunders – Parent
Mr Jonathan Heard – Parent
Mr Jamie Chapman– Parent
Ms Jenny Young – Parent
Mr Sam Lombardo – Community
Vacant Position - DET
Vacant Position - Community
Vacant Position - community
|Labour Day Monday 12 March|
|College Council – changeover||7.00pm|
|TERM 1 BREAK||30 March to 15 April|
|Good Friday 30 March||College Council||7.00pm|
|Easter Sunday 1 April|
|Anzac Day 25 April|
|Queen’s Birthday Monday 11 June|
|College Council – Annual Reporting||7.00pm|
|TERM 2 BREAK||30 June to 15 July|
|TERM 3 BREAK||22 Sept to 7 October|
|Melb Cup 5 November|
|TERM 4 BREAK||22 Dec to 28 Jan 2019|
EVENTS - 2018
|Music Concert - End of Term 1||Mon 26 March||7pm|
|College Showcase||Mon 30 April||4.30pm, 6pm & 7pm|
|Music Concert - End of Term 2||Mon 18 June & Tuesday 19 June||7pm|
|College Production - We Will Rock You
|17-19 May, 24-26 May
VIP Night 25 May
|7.30pm & 2.00pm Matinees
|College Play - Chalk Circle||9-11 August|
|Music Concert - End of Term 3||Tues 18 September|
|16 - 19 October
|Opening Night 16th Oct 7.30pm
Open Wed 17th, Thurs 18th 9am-4pm
Open Friday 19th 9am - 1pm
|Yr 12 Valedictory||Fri 19 October|
|Yr 12 Graduation||Wed 21 November|
|Music Concert - End of year||27 November||7pm|
|Volunteer Garden Party||TBC|
|College Presentation Night||Mon 12 December|